May 6. Today's Birthdays
NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today's Birthdays is the one-stop shop where you can learn about prominent Kazakhstani people who were born on the 6th of May.
Ilya ZHAKANOV, a composer, writer, publicist, musicologist, eminent culture figure of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, was born 83 years ago (1936).
Zhaksylyk USHKEMPIROV, the first ethnic Kazakh to become an Olympic gold medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling (the 1980 Summer Olympics), Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, Honored Coach of the Kazakh SSR, was born 68 years ago (1951). He has been an Advisor to the Chairman of the Kazakhstan Sports Committee since 2004 and an Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Sports of Kazakhstan since 2008. Ushkempirov's sporting achievements includes the world champion title (1981), silver at the World Championships (1982), silver at the European Championships (1980), silver at the USSR Championships (1978, 1979), and gold at the USSR Spartakiade (1975).
Yerlan BEKKHOZHIN, Director General of the Television and Radio Complex of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan; President of the Editors-in-Chief Club, prominent Kazakh journalist, was born 56 years ago (1963). He has been awarded with the Order of Kurmet (2006), the Altyn Zhuldyz Award in the Best Journalist category (1996), winner of the Awards of the Union of Journalists of Russia (1997) and the Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan (2000), and the Media Award of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2008).
Arman TURLUBEK, Deputy Mayor of Nur-Sultan, was born 48 years ago (1971). He has been awarded various anniversary medals, the Medal "For Distinguished Labor," the Badge of Honor "Merited Energy Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan.".